GDPR: Is Your Company Ready?
What is GDPR?GDPR stands for ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ which is a new regulation coming into play as from 25 May 2018 which aims to protect personal data of EU residents. This is set to replace the outdated data protection directive from 1995. It also covers and regulates the import and export of personal data outside of the EU.This will apply to anyone that process payments on an online shop or deals with any mailing lists etc. As a bare minimum you should be secure your website with an SSL.GDPR requires you to do the following:
- Requiring the consent of subjects for data processing
- Anonymizing collected data to protect privacy
- Providing data breach notifications
- Safely handling the transfer of data across borders
- This requires particular companies to a appoint a data protection officer to oversee GDPR compliancy
What can you do about this?There are things you can put in place to ensure that you are always compliant with GDPR.Create a data protection planMost companies already have a plan in place, but this will need to be reviewed and updated to make sure that it aligns with the new GDPR requirements.Implement measures to mitigate risksThe GDPR requires that companies report any breaches that happened within 72 hours. Make sure that you are adequately prepared to respond and report any problems.
More Related ARTICLES
Mobile-first indexing is a common term amongst web designers and marketers alike. Mobile devices make up nearly 57% of all web traffic. With numbers this high, it’s hard to ignore it and Google thinks the exact same. Google have been pushing mobile-first indexing for...
So, you have a website - but it feels as though it’s sitting there gathering dust and isn’t being utilised to it’s full potential. The truth is, your website is your online marketing tool - your shop window to the world and it is important that you get this right to...
When you think of AI (Artificial Intelligence) or machine learning, you might be thinking ‘Skynet!’. But the reality is, the human race is investing a lot of money and energy into creating super advanced machines that learn and help us to make informed, risk-free...